Top 3 Tips for Controlling Emotional Eating

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We don’t only eat to satisfy our hunger. We also turn to food in times of stress and sadness because life is busy, hectic, frightening and bewildering at times.

The trick is to acknowledge that this is a fact of life and to be more aware of those times that it might be happening to you.

Here are my Top 3 Tips to control emotional eating:

  1. Emotions are thoughts in your head – They don’t physically need feeding with food. Realise this.  Instead, feed those emotions with their own ’emotion food’ which is meditation, contemplation and thought about the issue that you are emotional about.
  2. Talk out loud – When you reach for the sweets, ask yourself out loud “Am I wanting this because I am emotional about an issue, or is it because I am actually hungry.”
  3. Do the apple test – Ask yourself the following question when you are feeling like you must have ice cream, chocolate and other emotional foods. “If all that was in the fridge right now was an apple, would I eat it?” If you say yes, you are physiologically hungry. If you say no, you are emotional.

Stay happy and healthy,

Nutrition Guru

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